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Coats for Kids Distribution Begins at the Superior Salvation Army

Alicia Tipcke
Updated: November 06, 2019 06:30 PM

Around 1,000 coats were donated for the Northland's 18th annual Coats for Kids. 

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People were able to drop winter coats off at locations throughout the Northland through the month of October. Drop off locations included Benna Ford, Cub Foods and Walmart, among others. 

Distribution of the coats, and other cold weather gear, began Wednesday at the Salvation Army in Superior. While most donations include coats, some snow pants, hats, gloves and boots were also donated. 

"People that come year after year and say you know our kids outgrew the coats that we picked up here last year, and so we were able to donate them back to give to somebody else, and then come again to get a coat that fits them. It's great to see that gift that keeps on giving," said Captain Jasen Eltombe, an officer with the Salvation Army of Superior.

While the event is called Coats for Kids, there are coats available in all sizes. October was the month to drop coats off throughout the Northland, but the Salvation Army accepts donations year round. 

Distribution continues Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Salvation Army of Superior. However, coats will be provided to anyone in need following this weekend. People only need to visit the Salvation Army to receive a voucher and can pick out a coat at anytime.

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